Highlights of northern Transylvania combined with off the beaten track places in Maramures and Moldavia.
START - Cluj Napoca / FINISH - Iasi (or Bacau or Suceava)
Activity code: ROFD03
Duration: 10/11 Days
This self-drive holiday is a fascinating journey through the ancient northern lands of Romania and can definitely be described as "off the beaten track". Specifically, it is a tour through the beautiful and unspoilt countryside of Maramures and Moldavia. Our suggested route provides an opportunity to enjoy a stunning drive into a region full of history and dramatic scenery and to really explore and experience the rural life and traditional hospitaility of Romania.
There are many flights into Romania so it is possible to mix and match arrival and departure airports to suit your plans. However, the emphasis on this itinerary is on the northern cities of Transylvania and the regions of Maramures and Bucovina so we would recommend arriving into Cluj or Targa Mures and then departing from Suceava, Bacau or Iasi and we will work the route around you.
This popular self-drive route is a tried & trusted itinerary which will allow you plenty of time to enjoy the countryside as you travel. During your holiday you will traverse the spectacular Carpathian Mountains, take in the mysterious history-filled towns of northern Transylvania and travel around the rural splendour of Maramures & Bucovina - an experience which will afford genuine cultural encounters, leaving you with enduring memories of this truly unique and enchanting country.
Rediscover the World's recommended fly-drives will take you right into the heart of this fascinating country. We will share our knowledge and the experience of our local partners to offer you not just important cultural sights, dramatic scenery and historic locations but the opportunity to spend quality time in the villages, often staying in rural communities as guests of local families, where local culture is at its strongest. The guest houses and hotels in this itinerary are generally small, independent or family-run, properties which add significantly to your travel experience in this fascinating country.
Your fly drive can be as active or leisurely-paced as you please. Staying one night at each stop allows the maximum amount of sightseeing; two or more nights will allow you to do more side trips, whilst staying in one place will give you the opportunity to relax and explore the local area.
If you would like to visit these wonderful places without driving then we can supply a private driver for the duration or, alternatively, pre-book train tickets for you between the main locations. We can also pre-book guided sightseeing, lunches, extra activities and visits on your itinerary as required.
Flights are available to book with us through a range of airlines from various UK airports to Romania. If we book your flights this means that your holiday will also be fully ATOL protected.
Prices shown are a guideline "from" (in UK Pounds) and are based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. Single supplements may need to be applied to the twin/double price and discounts for children (under 12yrs) and/or a 3rd adult sharing a room are available upon request. Quoted prices for individual enquiries will depend upon your chosen accommodation, room availability and dates of travel. We always aim to match a high quality experience with exceptional value for money. Discounts will apply if there are 3 or more people in your travelling party as fixed costs such as transportation and guides will be shared equally between the group.